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Anyone else want free e-books?

Cover of "Kindle Wireless Reading Device,...

Cover via Amazon

I recently joined a group called Story Cartel. It was set up by Jeff Goins and Joe Bunting as a way of ensuring reviews for new e-books.

The idea is that they send you notice of new e-books, and you can download them for free. In return, all they ask is that you write a review on Amazon.

Seems like a good deal to me – who doesn’t want free books? And they say one of the best ways to improve your writing is to read. Plus I’m hoping that one day I can put out an e-book and get reviews in the same way. Its all win, win win!

While I was downloading today’s free book, Roxy by PJ Reece, I checked out the authors blog and saw that he has another book out about writing stories – Story Structure to Die For. I had a look on Amazon uk and it was £1.50 (!!!) so I thought what the hell, lets see what he has to say. I really like his ideas about heroes and tragedies, and how to draw your readers in. I’m going to try his ideas with the re-write of my nano book.

Incidentally, just in case you didn’t know (because I didn’t until fairly recently), you don’t actually need a Kindle to read free books – you can download an e-book reader on your laptop or your phone, and voila!

Ok, that’s enough plugging stuff today I think. I’ll post another story next, I promise!

This stuff is hard to get into, isn’t it?? I am presently just talking to myself….la la la….but eventually maybe someone will have a look at what I have to say.

I’ve been a good girl, and have studied WordPress’s zero-to-hero guide, and am attempting to jazz my blog up a bit…if anyone has any suggestions to improve my blogging, feel free to chip in! I’m also scouring the blogging world for like-minded people to follow and gets tips from. Know anyone I might connect with?

I am actually planning to go all Social-media-crazy with this next week once my kids have gone back to school (I can see the rosy sunrise of the new term from here), and that, I tell myself, is when I will start writing for real.

No, honestly.

Really and truly.

No more procrastinating.

(ps since I started writing this post, I suddenly acquired my first follower – YAY!! And welcome! )

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